the Passions of the flesh (human nature)
fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,
self-control. Against such there is no law. And those
who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its
passions and desires."
"Therefore put to
death your members which are on the earth: fornication,
uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness,
which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is
coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you
yourselves once walked when you lived in them."
"For when we were
in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by
the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death.
But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to
what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness
of the Spirit...."
"...if they cannot
exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry
than to burn with passion."
"...each of you
should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and
honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles
who do not know God..."
1 Thessalonians 4:4
"...do not be conformed to the
passions of your former
ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy
in all your conduct, since it is written, 'You shall be holy,
for I am holy.'”
1 Peter 1:14-16
urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the
passions of the flesh, which wage war against your
soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so
that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may
see your good deeds and glorify God...."
1 Peter 2:11-12
rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human
passions but for the will of God. The time that is
past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to
do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies,
drinking parties, and lawless idolatry."
1 Peter 4:2-3
“In the last time
there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.
It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the
Spirit. But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most
holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves in the love
of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that
leads to eternal life."
“...although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor
were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their
foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they
became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God
into an image made like corruptible man.... Therefore
God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their
hearts... who exchanged the truth of God for the lie,
and worshiped and served the creature rather than the
"For this reason God gave them up
to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the
natural use for what is against nature. ...
"And even as they did not like to retain God
in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind,
to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with
all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness,
covetousness... who, knowing the righteous judgment of God,
that those who practice such things rare deserving of death,
not only do the same but also approve of those who practice
Some new translations use
"passion" in positive ways, but notice the words used in
"For thou shalt worship no other god:
for the LORD, whose name
is Jealous, is
a jealous God: Lest
thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they
go a whoring after their gods..."
Ex 34:14). Oak
Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.
"for you shall worship no
other god, for the
Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a
lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the
land, and they play the harlot with their gods..."
must worship no other gods, but only
the Lord, for he is a God who
is passionate about his
relationship with you.
Do not make treaties of any kind with the people
living in the land. They are spiritual prostitutes,
committing adultery against me by sacrificing to
their gods. If you make peace with them, they will
invite you to go with them to worship their gods,
and you are likely to do it."
his disciples remembered that it was written, 'The
zeal of thine
house hath eaten me up.'" John 2:17
"Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal
for Your house has eaten Me up.”
New Living Translation:
"Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from
the Scriptures: 'Passion
for God’s house burns within me.'" John 2:17